Colorado’s Slant-Style Ponderosa Pine

Colorado

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Ponderosa Pine. Collected by my buddy Dave near Colorado Springs, Colorado in approximately 2018. Yamaaki container.

I acquired the tree in spring 2021:
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In fall 2021 I repositioned a couple of branches and began exploring for a new front and planting angle to show off the best attributes of the tree, i.e - the movement and shari

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However, in Spring 2022 when it came time to repot, there was not really a feasible way to achieve this planting angle with any of the containers I had available. Back to the drawing board! It ended up fitting perfectly into this Yamaaki, with a definite slant.


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Now it is August 2022. I jinned the dropping branch which I felt was creating too much instability in the design.

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Now I feel the design gives a sense of the tree being in the brink of falling over, but hanging on for dear life. It makes me feel uncomfortable in a way that I find very interesting! Next year I will be able to refine the foliage to a much greater degree.

Cheers!
 

Godschick

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Very cool and I love the slight “uncomfortable” slant as well. Ponderosa Pines are so awesome. I actually just moved from Colorado myself. The bark on these are fabulous and when they are in the yellowbelly stage I love that it smells like butterscotch.
 

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Very cool and I love the slight “uncomfortable” slant as well. Ponderosa Pines are so awesome. I actually just moved from Colorado myself. The bark on these are fabulous and when they are in the yellowbelly stage I love that it smells like butterscotch.
Thanks! I love the smell also! And the bark is pretty tough to beat.
 
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